- The definition of a lake is a natural or man-made body of water that is surrounded by land.
An example of a lake is Lake Erie or Lake Ontario.
Lake Erie is a large lake.
lake definition by Webster's New World
- an inland body of usually fresh water, larger than a pool or pond, generally formed by some obstruction in the course of flowing water
- a pool of oil or other liquid
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English lacu and amp; Old French lac, both ; from Classical Latin lacus, a basin, lake ; from Indo-European base an unverified form laku-, accumulation of water, pond, lake from source loch, Old English lagu, water, sea
- a dark-red pigment prepared from cochineal
- its color
- an insoluble coloring compound precipitated from a solution of a dye by adding a metallic salt, which acts as a mordant: used in applying dyes to cloth and in printing inks, paints, etc.
Origin: French laque: see lac
lake definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A large inland body of fresh water or salt water.
- A scenic pond, as in a park.
- A large pool of liquid: a lake of spilled coffee on my desk.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French lac and from Old English lacu, both from Latin lacus.
- A pigment consisting of organic coloring matter with an inorganic, usually metallic base or carrier, used in dyes, inks, and paints.
- A deep red.
Origin: From French laque; see lac.
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lake - Science Definition